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Cities Where the Record for Most Murders Was Broken in 2021

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5. Milwaukee
> Murders reported in 2021: 197
> Previous record: 190 murders in 2020
> Population: 590,157

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4. Columbus, OH
> Murders reported in 2021: 204
> Previous record: 179 murders in 2020
> Population: 902,073

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3. Indianapolis
> Murders reported in 2021: 271
> Previous record: 245 murders in 2020
> Population: 870,340

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2. Memphis, TN
> Murders reported in 2021: 342
> Previous record: 332 murders in 2020
> Population: 651,088

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1. Philadelphia
> Murders reported in 2021: 559
> Previous record: 500 murders in 1990
> Population: 1,584,064

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